Luke Cage is angry with the system. It unfairly sent him to prison, it subjected him to corruption while in prison, and it kept him from living free while out of prison. In his new life outside of Seagate, Cage faces gang violence, murder, and wayward youth, in interactions that typify the spirit of anarchy. At every turn, the series is relentlessly challenging authority.
What started with the grounded world of Daredevil season one has become a breeding ground for comic book insanity. Bottomless pits at construction sites. Immortal villains. Magic superhero monks. All that and more is back to challenge our favorite street-level heroes in The Defenders.
Jessica Jones isn’t much like any superhero you’ve ever met. Sure, she’s a heavy drinker like Iron Man, and throws grown men as though they were plush dolls like the Hulk. But the thing that really sets her apart is that she’s got to be the biggest jerk of a protagonist that I’ve ever seen on screen.
She’s also arguably the most selfless hero Marvel has ever put on screen.
I said just a few weeks ago after watching the CW’s Arrow that television has a lot more potential as a medium for comic book characters than movies. Apparently somebody was listening, because four Marvel characters, including Daredevil, are getting their own Netflix-exclusive shows.